A Dune Companion

Characters, Places and Terms in Frank Herbert’s Original Six Novels


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About the Book

This companion to Frank Herbert’s six original Dune novels—Dune, Dune Messiah, Children of Dune, God Emperor of Dune, Heretics of Dune and Chapterhouse: Dune—provides an encyclopedia of characters, locations, terms and other elements, and highlights the series’ underrated aesthetic integrity. An extensive introduction discusses the theme of ecology, chaos theory concepts and structures, and Joseph Campbell’s monomyth in Herbert’s narratives.

About the Author(s)

Donald E. Palumbo is a professor of English at East Carolina University. He lives in Greenville, North Carolina.

Bibliographic Details

Donald E. Palumbo

Series Editors Donald E. Palumbo and C.W. Sullivan III

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 197
Bibliographic Info: index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6960-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3329-9
Imprint: McFarland
Series: Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Table of Contents

Ecology, ­Chaos-Theory Concepts and Structures, and the Monomyth in Frank Herbert’s Dune Novels  1
The Companion  57
Index  189

Book Reviews & Awards

• “Readers interested in the series can expect to find a new appreciation for Herbert’s writing craft based on Palumbo’s insights and extensive use of detail.”—SFRA Review

• “An essential travel guide either for a reader’s first exploration of Dune or umpteenth trek across that world”—ARBA